A man failing to take responsibility for a child he helped bring into this world may be the most disgraceful, cowardly act imaginable.
But if there were ever a situation where you could understand the dad going AWOL, it would be one in which the baby mama is Nadya Suleman.
The infamous Octomom - who just added eight more babies to her brood of six young kids - says their dad is the same, unidentified sperm donor.
Luis Ceballos apparently isn't buying it.
In an interview with In Touch magazine, Luis, calling himself Nadya's ex-boyfriend, says he thinks he fathered her eldest son, 7-year-old Elijah.
"I want to get a DNA test on that first kid," he said, manning up.
Who can blame Luis Ceballos for hitting this, 14 kids ago?
Luis and Nadya Suleman were allegedly tight when he worked as her driver during the time she worked the pole at the San Diego club Spearmint Rhino (she denies that she worked there and is threatening to sue over such claims).
Luis, who'd gone years without kissing and telling, says he banged Octomom in the back of his limo, and didn't use protection. Sorry for that imagery.
"Right around the time she stopped stripping and disappeared, I found out she was pregnant," he said. "That is why I think the kid is mine."
We admire your honestly, Luis, we really do. But we also feel sorry for you and won't hold it against you if you flee the U.S. and never come back.
Then again, Orange County social services would probably welcome freeing at least one of the Octo 14 from the clutches of America's Most Hated.